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Poster: dannyandamie Date: Jun 12, 2009 7:39pm
Forum: etree Subject: Old Live CassetteTapes???

What is everyone doing with there old live cassette tapes??? I've found it hard to part with them over the past 19 years even though CDs, uploads/downloads have made the quality so much better. My wife wants me to get rid of em. What have others done???? Thanks!

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Poster: morst Date: Jun 21, 2009 7:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Old Live CassetteTapes???

I still think cassettes sound great if they are well-recorded. They sounded good to me back when I relied on them, and most of them still do!

If you have rare or uncirculated recordings on cassette, it would be great to get them into the digital realm. I use my digital recording gear to transfer cassette masters to FLAC and have been very satisfied with the results. Even after transferring, I do think it's important to keep the masters, though. Technology is likely to improve, and it might be possible to get a better transfer some day, right?

On the other hand, if the content of what you have can all be found somewhere else, I would not worry about them, unless it's something you'd like to transfer for yourself.

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Poster: Albix Date: Jun 12, 2009 8:15pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Old Live CassetteTapes???

If they are master or higher gen cassettes, people have transferred them to digital. Sometimes edited, etc. flac'ed/shn'ed and uploaded to BT sites and of course the LMA.

Look at the AUD section of the LAM Grateful Dead collection: http://www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead

If your tapes are good, tell our wife to keep her mits off of them. ;

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Poster: Albix Date: Jun 13, 2009 3:39pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Old Live CassetteTapes???

Seriously though, if you have some great sounding cassette recordings (masters or 1st - 2nd generation), you can check these guys out - http://www.motb.org They might be able to help you.